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You will only delete the directory symbolic link (made by mklink /d) itself. I have tested: Deleting the symbolic link Multi-selecting and deleting the symbolic link and another file or folder Deleting a folder containing the symbolic link In all cases, the link target is unaffected. The same behavior apply to directory junctions as well.


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You cannot hardlink a file across two file systems (e.g. C: and D:). You will need to use some kind of file synchronization program to keep the two files in sync, and you need to set it up on both OS. You can create a directory junction, but it will link the entire folder.


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you can run dir /AL /S c:\ to list all junctions and symlinks, then stash that info somewhere safe. Filter out the junctions (they are listed as such) if you don't care about them, and change drive letters as appropriate.


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Time Machine needs a partition formatted as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) to be happy and do its job. I'm not sure if there's a good way to convince Time Machine that a folder is such a partition without some trickery. Furthermore, Time Machine utilizes a drive completely, it assumes the entire volume is dedicated to itself. This guide uses a sparse bundle ...



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